Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Architect
England > South East
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 254 227 204
Rank change year-on-year -27 -23 +73
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 112 160 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.94% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.00% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 113 150
South East median daily rate £500 £464 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.76% +4.62% -11.30%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £356
90th Percentile £713 £585 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £25.75
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £35.10

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15361 16068 18355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 94.37% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9104 9626 10777
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £241 £230 £230
90th Percentile £570 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 787 902
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +8.67% +11.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.28 £10.26
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £45.95
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +19 57 £466 -1.84% 3
Berkshire +18 38 £575 +18.56% 3
Hampshire -9 34 £500 +3.36% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 17 £425 +5.59%
Surrey -34 11 £575 +27.78% 1
West Sussex +3 8 £525 +21.25%
Oxfordshire +4 2 £538 +22.86%
Middlesex +7 1 - -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, Infrastructure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 38 (33.93%) VMware
3 31 (27.68%) Firewall
4 30 (26.79%) Cisco
5 28 (25.00%) Windows
6 26 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 21 (18.75%) Network Design
9 20 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
9 20 (17.86%) TOGAF
10 19 (16.96%) WAN
10 19 (16.96%) SAN
10 19 (16.96%) Data Centre
11 17 (15.18%) Active Directory
11 17 (15.18%) LAN
12 16 (14.29%) Citrix
12 16 (14.29%) HP
13 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
14 13 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (11.61%) CheckPoint
14 13 (11.61%) Linux
15 12 (10.71%) Oracle
15 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
15 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
15 12 (10.71%) Finance
16 11 (9.82%) NetApp
16 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
17 10 (8.93%) Ansible
17 10 (8.93%) VMware ESXi

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.79%) Apache
3 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.89%) IIS
4 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.04%) IaaS
4 6 (5.36%) PaaS
5 4 (3.57%) Office 365
6 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.68%) Firewall
2 19 (16.96%) SAN
2 19 (16.96%) WAN
3 17 (15.18%) LAN
4 5 (4.46%) DAB
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (3.57%) DNS
5 4 (3.57%) Network Security
5 4 (3.57%) NX-OS
6 3 (2.68%) DHCP
6 3 (2.68%) MPLS
6 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.79%) Skype
7 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.79%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.79%) VoIP
7 2 (1.79%) Wireless
8 1 (0.89%) OSPF
8 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) Big Data
2 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.89%) IBM BigInsights
6 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
1 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (2.68%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Web Services
2 3 (2.68%) Middleware
3 1 (0.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.57%) FMCG
4 4 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.68%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Exalogic
5 3 (2.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.79%) IVR
6 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 2 (1.79%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.89%) Clustering
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
7 1 (0.89%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (11.61%) Linux
3 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.25%) AIX
6 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.57%) Unix
8 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.79%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.79%) SUSE
11 1 (0.89%) Solaris
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) Network Design
2 20 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 20 (17.86%) TOGAF
3 10 (8.93%) Project Management
3 10 (8.93%) SOA
4 9 (8.04%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (7.14%) DevOps
5 8 (7.14%) Migration
5 8 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 7 (6.25%) IT Strategy
7 6 (5.36%) Capacity Management
7 6 (5.36%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.46%) Data Architecture
8 5 (4.46%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (4.46%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (4.46%) Service Management
8 5 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.46%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
1 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.57%) Python
2 3 (2.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) Degree
4 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.79%) MCSE
6 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.89%) CCDP
7 1 (0.89%) CCIE
7 1 (0.89%) CCNA
7 1 (0.89%) CCNP
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.89%) MCITP
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (15.18%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.57%) KVM
4 4 (3.57%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.68%) Docker
5 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.89%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) Ansible
2 6 (5.36%) Puppet
2 6 (5.36%) SCCM
3 5 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.46%) Terraform
4 3 (2.68%) SCOM
4 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.89%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 38 (33.93%) VMware
3 30 (26.79%) Cisco
4 16 (14.29%) Citrix
4 16 (14.29%) HP
5 13 (11.61%) CheckPoint
6 12 (10.71%) Oracle
7 11 (9.82%) NetApp
8 10 (8.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.25%) Blue Coat
10 6 (5.36%) IBM
11 5 (4.46%) EMC
12 4 (3.57%) Cloudera
12 4 (3.57%) Juniper
13 2 (1.79%) Aruba
13 2 (1.79%) JD Edwards
13 2 (1.79%) SAP
13 2 (1.79%) Symantec
14 1 (0.89%) Intel
14 1 (0.89%) Sun